43(B)log: “Copyright and California’s Anti-SLAPP Law“:

Duncan sued defendants, including the Sierra Club, based on Thomas Cohen and Kristi Cohen’s attempts to make a film of Duncan’s book The River Why. He alleged copyright infringement and various state-law claims.
The court first rejected the argument that California’s anti-SLAPP statute applied to federal claims.

Balkinization: Golan v. Gonzales — How The First Amendment Limits Copyright Law

The Tenth Circuit has handed down a very important copyright case, Golan v. Gonzales, which holds that section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act– which implements the Berne Convention on copyrights– may violate the First Amendment because it takes some materials out

Balkinization on the BongHits 4 Jesus decision:
“Roberts’ opinion creates a new rule allowing schools to ban student advocacy of illegal drug use– but this rule would apparently not extend to student advocacy of changing the drug laws. (Which raises the obvious question: How can we tell whether “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” is advocacy

abc tarnsihment.jpg
There is a brouhaha going on about a docudrama regarding 9/11, that will be aired by ABC (owned by Disney). I guess this ‘logo’ is a pretty good illustration of the fact the law does not protect against all forms of tarnishment. The logo was an illustration to editorial content from the Eschaton blog, discussing